Friday, March 12, 2010

Let's talk about inspiration..

Sometimes I can be as empty of inspiration as this patch of wall in my studio. Luckily it doesn't happen very often. The subject of inspiration has come up in my Indie Biz course, of course! The suggestion is to make an 'inspiration board' to pin up images and things that inspire and, with luck on your side, the juxtaposition will spark off some new ideas.

Great! I've been meaning to do this for ages, however, the last thing I need is yet another 'thing' in my tiny studio. Space is my biggest issue these days and I was reluctant to even think about another object vying for wall space. Luckily I have one wall which is almost entirely pinboard! I chose that section of it which is now near my 2nd desk (is it any wonder I have no space!) to turn into my inspiration board. A Poscar pen and a bit of acrylic paint and I now have... ta da!

An inspiration board!!

I wrote "dream a little dream"; I was thinking "dream a little dream of me"; I often think I 'need' to dream big; encouragement to dream little is what I need right now (while I'm dreaming big in my Indie Biz course, of course!) And here it is now - completely filled to overflowing!





Inspired? Show me your inspiration board, please!

9 comments:

nikolina100 said...

whooooa! your "board" is awesome!!
I still haven't started mine.
But wow! I love yours!!

Jan Allsopp said...

Thanks nikolina! Have fun with yours!

melanie said...

I use my screen saver! It has all sorts of wonderful images in it! Just the plain ol' windows slideshowy thing to run it..

Jan Allsopp said...

At the rate you take photos it must be very inspiring melanie!!!

Angela said...

Awww so awesome Jan!!! I love the frame/border you made too looks so great. Your inspiration board inspired me!!!

MiniMak said...

WOW I love it! I am curious about those color swatches. Are they fabric? Did you make it?

Jan Allsopp said...

MiniMak - Aren't they gorgeous! No it is just a photo of them from a magazine advertisement. Gave me ideas though!

Angela Thank YOU!

Brooke said...

So awesome! I would love to do something like this!! I found your blog through indie biz!:D

flossy-p said...

Can your house be any more beautiful?! You're an inspiration! :)